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Los Alamitos: A Citadel for Quarter Horse Racing

By Jo-Ryan Salazar On June - 14 - 2010

There is no question that Southern California is a sports-crazy region.

In baseball, the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and Los Angeles Dodgers are a top draw. The San Diego Chargers fly the flag for SoCal in the NFL as the debate for expansion in LA rolls right along.

The Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings take center ice in the NHL. The Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers electrify the masses at Staples Center.

And at the Home Depot Center, you either bleed Chivas USA red and white or LA Galaxy blue and gold—but certainly not both when the Honda Superclasico is in session down on the pitch.

Southern California is also home to exciting horse racing action. Near Solana Beach, the Del Mar Fairgrounds is home to one of the finest turf courses in the country. Located in Arcadia, Santa Anita Park is the oldest track in the region, opening in 1934, and is known for its spring and autumn Oak Tree meets.

The city of Inglewood is home to Hollywood Park, where Laffit Pincay Jr. amassed 9,530 career victories. And among the county fair tracks, Fairplex Park in Pomona packs a punch.

But there is one track that I h...

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